Leadership by Example
Leadership is accomplished by being an example: Scriptures show us that righteous leadership is not achieved by being above anyone but rather by one's willingness to live out an example of how others are to follow. Godly leadership should be recognized as, "being one" with those that are following their example in Christ.
John 14:12. "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
Philippians 3:17. Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
1 Corinthians 11:1. Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:16. Therefore I urge you, imitate me. 17. For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.
Acts 20:35. "I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, `It is more blessed to give than to receive.' ''